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Madison County, Texas

Madison County consists of hilly terrain that drains to the Trinity and Navasota Rivers. Also features Bedias Creek, timbered areas, alluvial, loam and sandy soils. Local economy is comprised of prison, government services, varied manufacturing, agribusiness, and oil production.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.4M
Lowest Price $256K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 39
Avg. Days On Market 132
Avg. Price/SQFT $665

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Where is Madison County, Texas?

  • Madison County is located in central East Texas. Madisonville, the county seat and largest town, is near interstate Highway 45 about 100 miles northwest of Houston; the town is at 30°57' north latitude and 95°55' west longitude, close to the center of the county. Madison County includes 473 square miles primarily of post oak savannah, a mixture of post oak woods and grasslands. The northeast and south central parts of the county are in the Blackland Prairies region; the southeast corner of the county lies in the Piney Woods. Today, about one-fifth of the area is timbered, but early reports describe it as two-thirds timber and one-third prairie. It supported oak, cedar, elm, walnut, hickory, gum, pecan, ash, cypress, and pine.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,664. The county was created in 1853 and organized the next year. It is named for James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Adjacent Counties

  • Leon County (north)
  • Houston County (northeast)
  • Walker County (southeast)
  • Grimes County (south)
  • Brazos County (southwest)

Sites and Attractions in Madison County 

  •  The scenic Texas Brazos Trail runs through Madison County, and Madisonville hosts the Texas Mushroom Festival in October.
  • Hubert H. Moss Lake, known simply as Moss Lake is located 60 miles north of Dallas / Fort Worth Texas and about 12 miles northwest of Gainesville Texas. This secluded, sparsely populated lake is great fishing boating, or water sports. The rolling hills, lush scenery and abundant wildlife make Moss Lake a perfect getaway for nature lovers. With the serene surroundings, ability to own the shoreline and nearby amenities, Lake Moss is a great option for a vacation home.

Farming and Ranching in Madison County 

  • The northwest portion is surfaced by noncalcareous and calcareous cracking clayey soils and slightly acid soils with loamy surface layers and cracking clayey subsoils. Oil and gas are found in the county, as are lignite, sand, and gravel. Madison County has a mild climate, with an average growing season of 272 days. Its average annual rainfall is 41.50 inches, and temperatures range from a January minimum average of 40° F to a July maximum average of 94°.
  •  In 2002 the county had 890 farms and ranches covering 244,524 acres, 52 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 38 percent to crops, and 8 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $15,829,000. Nursery crops, cattle, horses, and poultry were the chief agricultural products.

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